For fans of traditional floral arrangements, there is the assurance that given the right color combo and size, guests will feel right at home with the idea of flowers on the table that complete the look of elegant special occasions. Flowers work beautifully as long as the arrangements are either low enough (under 12-14 inches) or high enough (at least 30 inches) so that guests can converse across the table – or at least see each other. Formal arrangements in glass or silver containers send one message, while daisies or sunflowers in canning jars send another.
With the changing view of wedding cakes, many brides are opting to make desert the centerpiece of guest tables. Cupcake trees, lollipop cakes, cookie and dessert bar assortments and miniature versions of the bridal cake make perfect centerpiece options.
Guest favors artfully arranged on clear plastic or glass trays work well when accompanied by thank you notes from the bride and groom.
Candles of varying height and shape arranged on mirrors make a wonderful centerpiece for each table and their accumulated impact is wonderful. However, be sure to check the reception hall’s heating/cooling system. If a lot of air is going to be blowing over the tables, your candles won’t last long. If your reception is in a tented area, think about LED tapers that look almost real.
Some brides have made the wine being served with dinner an integral part of the centerpiece. With some greenery and/or wrapped cheese miniatures the different bottles make an intriguing focal point.
Collect a variety of glass serving pieces and fill them with beverages (or water) the theme color of the wedding.
Photos of the bride and groom as children framed and grouped in the center of the table, work well as centerpieces and conversation starters.